I’m not always great at talking about myself, partly because of my lack of self-confidence and shyness, but mostly because I don’t even know what to say.
I am super shy in person whether I know you well or not
When I first meet someone, I usually don’t spark up the conversation. I wait until they start up the questions and then I get major anxiety if they’re the types of questions I like to avoid. I then hope and pray they won’t keep asking them if I don’t keep the conversation going. It’s something I really need to work on and get over, but it’s also a part of who I am. I’ve always been shy for as long as I can remember. It’s my downfall.
I met my husband online
This kind of goes hand-in-hand with my shy personality. I wasn’t really looking for a man online, I just used online chat rooms as sort of a way of engaging with other like-minded individuals.
I think my first chat room experience was back when AOL was popular in the 90s. I was obsessed with Nsync, so I’d always hang out in that chat room and chit chat. Lol, I was only 15 or 16, so it was exciting to me.
But yes, I met my husband in a local Yahoo chat room in 2004 or 2005, and I really hate admitting to that when people ask how we met. It’s rather embarrassing, but hey, if I wouldn’t have gone in that Yahoo chat room, I wouldn’t have my loving husband or my beautiful daughter. We started dating Dec 9, 2005, and still going strong.
I never got my license until I turned 30
I am currently 34. 😛
Again, it was an anxiety thing. I used my fear of used cars and anxiety to keep me from having an outside life whenever I wanted. My grandma’s car caught on fire one time with everyone in it, so that always freaked me out. Thankfully my husband got me out of my shell and pushed me out of my comfort zone to get my license. Now I can’t stop leaving the house. Target is usually where you’ll find me Lol, or at a kids place with my daughter.
I did medical editing and transcribing for a short time
I did schooling for a year then I got hired on at Nuance. Let’s say, it was basically a big waste of time since you get paid peanuts. Fortunately, Nuance paid at least state minimum wage instead of cents per word but that didn’t last long because they’re well, let’s put it this way, dicks!
IF you’re thinking about doing this as a profession, maybe think again. It’s so stressful and you don’t get paid what it should be worth. I didn’t learn that until afterward.
Blogging and running an Etsy shop is how I make extra spending money now.
I am afraid of spiders
I had to call my friend over once because there was a quarter sized spider on the stairway wall and I was stuck upstairs. That’s how bad it is. Lol, I know some of these hairy buggers jump and I am not risking it. It ended up disappearing after she tried to kill it. Ahhh!
There are obviously many other things that people may not know but I will save that for another post.
What are some things that people may not know about you?